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"Stay awake" / Mark 13.24-37, Jude 20-25 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday November 25th 2018: Season of Pentecost - Last Sunday of the Church Year / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"Stay awake" / Mark 13.24-37, Jude 20-25 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday November 25th 2018: Season of Pentecost - Last Sunday of the Church Year / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

  Text: Mark 13. 24-37, Jude 20-25Theme: “Stay awake”___________________________Intr – Have you been sleeping well lately? How would you rate the overall quality of your sleep? When the night comes, is it a pleasant thing to think about crashing on your bed, or is it the beginning of...


Lottie Leibel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 & Philippians 4:10–14 Nov 12th 2018 / Contentment in Christ Jesus

Lottie Leibel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 & Philippians 4:10–14 Nov 12th 2018 / Contentment in Christ Jesus

Funeral Sermon for Lottie Leibel at  the Regina Memorial Gardens / Pr. Ted A. Giese from Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Monday November 12th 2018: Season of Pentecost / Psalm 23 & Philippians 4:10–14 "Contentment in Christ Jesus"           The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.          ...


Dennis Dusterbeck Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Oct 27th 2018 / Courage in Death the Gift of Christ Jesus

Dennis Dusterbeck Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Oct 27th 2018 / Courage in Death the Gift of Christ Jesus

Dennis Lloyd Dusterbeck Funeral Sermon - Pr. Ted A. Giese / Saturday October 27th 2018: Season of Pentecost / John 14:1–7 - Courage in Death the Gift of Christ Jesus [Jesus says,] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If...


Dorothy Stone Funeral Sermon - John 3, Oct 12th 2018 / God loved the world this way

Dorothy Stone Funeral Sermon - John 3, Oct 12th 2018 / God loved the world this way

  Text: John 3:14-21Theme: God loved us this way.___________________________Intr – When we love someone, we show it in one way or another. What are the ways we could list that show Dorothy loved his family and friends? From a talk I had with the family, I think I wouldn’t be wrong if...


God Bless the Broken Road (2018) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God Bless the Broken Road (2018) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God Bless the Broken Road (2018) Directed by: Harold Cronk, Writers: Harold Cronk, Jennifer Dornbush (screenplay by) Andy Fraser, Liam Matthews (story by) Stars: Lindsay Pulsipher, Andrew W. Walker, Makenzie Moss, Kim Delaney, Gary Grubbs, Arthur Cartwright, Madeline Carroll, LaDainian...


Leonard McAvena Funeral Sermon - Ecclesiastes 3:12–14 Sept 15th 2018 / God Given Work & God’s Work

Leonard McAvena Funeral Sermon - Ecclesiastes 3:12–14 Sept 15th 2018 / God Given Work & God’s Work

Leonard McAvena Funeral Sermon - Pr. Ted A. Giese / Saturday September 15th 2018: Season of Pentecost / Ecclesiastes 3:12–14 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in...


Mavis Andrews Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Sept 10th 2018 / The Good Time That Will Never End

Mavis Andrews Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Sept 10th 2018 / The Good Time That Will Never End

Mavis Andrews Funeral Sermon - Pr. Ted A. Giese / Monday September 10th 2018: Season of Pentecost / John 14:1–7 [Jesus says,] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare...


Funeral Sermon, Emma Becker/ Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Emma Becker/ Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Text: John 14.1-7; Psalm 23Theme: He knows us by our name.___________________________Intr – Let me open my sermon with a little bit of humour – since I learned from the family that Emma was not foreign to joking and laughing. As she passed away last Friday, and was taken to heaven through faith...


"On board through the storm" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 24th 2018 - /  Mark 4:35-41

"On board through the storm" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 24th 2018 - / Mark 4:35-41

Text: Mark 4:35-41Theme: On board through the storm___________________________Intr –  "One night when my youngest son was already in bed a thunderstorm broke out. After a very loud thunder, I heard him crying, and I went to his room to be with him and bring him comfort. He asked me then to...


Funeral Sermon, Arthur Kachuik / Monday, May 21st 2018

Funeral Sermon, Arthur Kachuik / Monday, May 21st 2018

Text: John 14Theme: “A project finished on the wood”___________________________Intr – If you go to Arthur’s house today – actually also Denise family’s house as well – where he lived for decades, and you’d open the garage door, you’ll find many things there, I am sure. But there’s one thing...


Funeral Sermon, Sheila Lupanko/ Saturday April 14th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Sheila Lupanko/ Saturday April 14th 2018

Text: John 14.2Theme: “In my Father’s house are many rooms”___________________________Intr – I heard that Sheila’s house used to have at least 30 rooms, is that information correct?                    Well, I know I am exaggerating it here. On one hand, I learned from Shirley and the girls...


Funeral Sermon, Elsie Wilhelmine Miller / Saturday February 10th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Elsie Wilhelmine Miller / Saturday February 10th 2018

Text: John 14.1-7Theme: In the better Place___________________________Intr – Arthur and I had a good conversation earlier this week about his mother’s life. She had a long, blessed life, under the Grace of God, since she was a baptized Christian who confessed her faith all along the way. It...


Funeral Sermon For Mike Toth / Friday October 27th 2017

Funeral Sermon For Mike Toth / Friday October 27th 2017

Funeral Sermon for Mike Toth / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted Giese / Friday October 27th 2017: Season of Pentecost / John 14:1-7 "I go to prepare a place for you – a Custom Home in Christ" “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are...


Funeral Sermon For Curtis Grudnitzki / Saturday October 7th 2017

Funeral Sermon For Curtis Grudnitzki / Saturday October 7th 2017

Funeral Sermon for Curtis Grudnitzki / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Saturday October 7th 2017: Season of Pentecost / Galatians 3:26-28 "Jesus is Your Camo" In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put...


Funeral Sermon For Carl Luebke / Monday October 2nd 2017

Funeral Sermon For Carl Luebke / Monday October 2nd 2017

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Monday October 2nd 2017: Season of Pentecost / 1 Peter 1:3-9, Funeral Sermon for Carl Luebke. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through...


Funeral Sermon For Gerald Schulz / Thursday September 14th 2017

Funeral Sermon For Gerald Schulz / Thursday September 14th 2017

Funeral Sermon for Gerald Laurie Schulz, September 14th 2017 – Bethune Community Hall, Bethune SK / Rev. Ted A. Giese from Mount Olive Lutheran Church / (John 14:1-7 ESV) Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not...


Funeral Sermon For Margaret Gottfried / Friday September 1st 2017

Funeral Sermon For Margaret Gottfried / Friday September 1st 2017

Funeral Sermon for Margaret Gottfried at Regina Memorial Cemetery conducted by Rev. Ted A. Giese of Mount Olive Lutheran Church Regina SK Friday September 1st 2017 / John 11:17-27 “Be Prepared” Now when Jesus came, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday April 9th 2017 - / John 12:12-19 / Behold, your King is coming

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday April 9th 2017 - / John 12:12-19 / Behold, your King is coming

  Sermon – 04.09.2017Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina, SKText: John 12.12-19Theme: Behold, your king is coming___________________________  Intr – Take a look and listen carefully to the the words I am showing you in a moment. What’s your first reaction when you see or...


Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan - Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan - Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan (Screenplay) Stars: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Kara Hayward, Anna Baryshnikov, Ben O'Brien, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, Run Time: 137min Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA)...


Fences (2016) Denzel Washington - Mini Movie Review

Fences (2016) Denzel Washington - Mini Movie Review

Fences (2016) Directed by: Denzel Washington Writer: August Wilson (Screenplay and Play) Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Run Time: 139min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for thematic elements, language...